Category Archive: Politics

Oct 19 2017

What Happened in Niger?

There are a lot of questions that are not being asked about the deaths of four US Army Special Forces soldiers? “This might wind up to be Mr. Trump’s Benghazi.” Those are the words of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, a Florida Democrat who was present during a controversial phone call between President Donald Trump and the …

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Oct 18 2017

The Russian Connection: “A Blaring Red Siren”

Once the wealthiest man in Russia, former oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky spent ten years in Russian prison after the Russian government under Vladimir Putin charged him with fraud and tax evasion in 2003. After his release from prison in late 2013, he was exiled and was granted residency in Switzerland where he has since become …

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Oct 18 2017

The War On Opioids

In the wake of a Washington Post expose on how the pharmaceutical industry had lobbied congress to weaken the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to fight the opioid epidemic, Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) has withdrawn his name to be Donald Trump’s drug czar. Marino was the principal sponsor of the bill written by an industry lawyer …

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Oct 17 2017

Worse Than Trump

Don’t let Vice President Mike Pence fool you with his quiet, genteel manner. Like all of Donald Trump’s choices for offices in his administration, Pence is a horror who is worse than Trump and a heartbeat, or impeachment, away from being in charge. Staff writer for The New Yorker Magazine and author, Jane Mayer wrote …

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Oct 13 2017

A Double Hit To Health Care

Yesterday Donald Trump signed an executive order that would permit people to buy junk health insurance undermining the Affordable Car Act. The EO essential creates a parallel insurance system for healthy people: President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an order that could rattle the Affordable Care Act’s private insurance markets by allowing a proliferation of cheaper, …

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Oct 12 2017

Puerto Rico: Americans Are Dying. Who’s In Charge Here?

It is over three weeks since category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. The death toll has risen to 45, and 89% of the island is still without electricity. Drinkable water is a major issue with nearly 35% of the population without potable water and drinking water that is being obtained from hazardous waste sites. …

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Oct 06 2017

Firsts

Fifty First Dates Trump Style.

Sep 30 2017

Trump Travelgate Travails

Under pressure from Trump after his failure to get the Affordable Care Act repealed and the revelations of “price” gauging tax payers for over a million dollars spent on private and military jets, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price resigned/a>. His abrupt departure was announced an hour after Trump told reporters he was …

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Sep 29 2017

The Russian Connection: Put the Fox in Charge

Back in October of 2016 the FBI and computer experts were looking at a Russian bank’s servers examining if there was a connection between the bank and the Trump organization. It appeared that Alpha Bank was using a secret server to interact with the Trump Tower during the campaign. The investigation was dismissed by some …

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Sep 27 2017

New Travel Ban Includes Chad. Why?

Trump’s latest list of travel banned from countries he deems unworthy now includes the African nation of Chad leaving experts scratching their heads, some calling it “sheer stupidity.” “It makes no sense whatsoever. In fact I wonder if there wasn’t some sort of mistake made,” John Campbell, a former US ambassador to Nigeria, told BuzzFeed …

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